Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's victor of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was nearly 32 when he won in 1976.
Federer, seeded No. 3, won every set he played throughout the two-week run in this year's tournament to capture his second Grand Slam of the year. "So I totally see myself playing here this time next year", he said. After the match, Federer seemed to get overwhelmed by the emotion of the moment as he started to cry after sitting down and seeing his four children celebrating his win.
"It's disbelief I can achieve such heights". He was surpassed in the rankings by the other members of tennis' Big 4 as they began accumulating Grand Slam trophies - first Rafael Nadal, then Novak Djokovic, then Andy Murray. It is very special and from day one to finals day, Centre Court is always packed and we appreciate that.
"I hope it's me and not Rafa because it means a lot to me to get back to No.1". If you believe, you can go really far in your life.
And the 35 year-old Swiss also told the younger generation that they need to shape up and improve their games if they are ever going to catch him.
He also skipped the entire claycourt season.
I admire Federer for his poise more than his power, the grace with which he handles himself in victory as well as defeat, the patience with which he answers questions he has heard a hundred, if not a thousand, times.
"I hope to be No.1 again", he said.
'I don't know what I did last night.
Federer had been written off as a faded force when he was knocked out of Wimbledon in the semi-finals by Milos Raonic past year.
"It was actually very hard to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain."It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do".
"I had an fantastic journey here".
"If you do, I don't know, you must have so much talent and parents and the coaches that push you from the age of three on, who think you're like a project".
Beneath a star-studded Royal Box where Prince William and wife Kate rubbed shoulders with actors Hugh Grant and Bradley Cooper, Cilic had his first break point in the fourth game.
In pain and in tears, Marin Cilic never really had a chance. So Halep continues at No. 2, with Konta going from No. 7 to No. 4.
After the second set, Cilic called for a trainer and had his left foot re-taped.